You can delete any volume listed on the Volumes tab in Share and Storage Management, except for a system or boot volume.
When you delete a volume, all data and configuration information for the volume is also deleted, including all shared folders. If the volume contains any data, make certain that it has been appropriately backed up before deleting the volume.
Membership in Administrators, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477.
|To delete a volume|
On the Volumes tab, click the volume that you want to delete.
In the Actions pane, click Delete.
In the Delete Volume dialog box, review the warning and, if you still want to continue, select Yes, and then click OK.
- If the volume that you delete is the last
volume on a LUN, the LUN is reclaimed and the space is then
available for creating new LUNs.
- If the volume you deleted is not the last
volume on a LUN, you can use Disk Management to create a new volume
in the space that was previously allocated to the deleted
- To open Share and Storage Management, click
Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click
Share and Storage Management.